Corporate Australia gets to work for Landcare Week!
It was great to see corporate Australia getting hands on with Landcare across the country to celebrate Landcare Week earlier this month. More than 130 volunteers from 10 companies sent teams of volunteers along to lend a hand to Landcare working bees in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Volunteers from LandCorp worked with Friends of Lake Claremont in Perth, weeding and planting to help improve an important biodiversity hotspot classified as a Conservation Category Wetland and Bush Forever.
In the Adelaide Hills, workers from Konica Minolta and Elders joined the Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group for the day. The volunteers collected local seeds, removed weeds and planted, to improve the habitat of the endangered southern brown bandicoot.
Friends of Westgate Park in Melbourne hosted 40 volunteers from Lloyd Group, Transurban and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The volunteers were put to work planting over 700 native plants, and providing some much needed muscle power spreading mulch. A VIP guest was also in attendance, with the Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio MP, going along and announcing a Community Skills Development grants program of $600,000.
Sixty-five volunteers from Diageo, Dexus, Downer Group, Konica Minolta Australia, and Hawke’s Brewing Co. got their hands dirty at Sydney’s Bradley’s Head National Park. They removed many bags of weeds from the harbour foreshore and nearby beach, including spider plants, asparagus fern and African olives. They also planted native species and collected rubbish.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to get out of the office and get hands on with Landcare. We hope you enjoyed it so much you’ll be back for more! To learn more about Corporate Environmental Volunteering opportunities with Landcare Australia, click here.